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March 2015

One Book, One City for Kids Author Visit: Meet Rita Williams-Garcia

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Meet the author of the 2015 One Book, One City for Kids selection Rita Williams-Garcia! Williams-Garcia is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the Newbery Award, the Coretta Scott King Award and a National Book Award finalist. Students can have their copy of One Crazy Summer signed. Youth from the Cook Library Center will present a bilingual presentation of the book, and book trailers students have made will be…

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A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Medical anthropologist Barbara Rylko-Bauer will discuss her book A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps. The book details her mother’s experience after she was arrested in 1944 for suspicion of resistance activities. For 15 months she endured three Nazi concentration camps and a 42-day death march, spending part of the time working as a prisoner-doctor to Jewish slave laborers. Jadzia’s struggle continued after the war as she attempted to rebuild her life, first as a refugee doctor in Germany and…

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